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03 Apr 2014 06:20 pm

Why the strange schedule?

You may have noticed hiccups in the FE comic's updating schedule lately. I've been curious about this, as well. So I donned my cape, grabbed a trusty apple sidekick, and went searching for clues. Our search over the past couple months uncovered boxes being assembled, wall hangings being taken down, and a list of potential apartments and homes. Turns out I'm moving again.

As the end of our lease gets closer and more of a reality, comic updates may get a little strange-but I still want to try maining regular updates. Some projects are currently on hold, (Remember the badge event?) but others I'm trying to keep up progress on-such as the Ice Queen comic. (Updates can be read on the forum: http://furryexperience.forumotion.com/t373-ice-queen-blog )

Hopefully things won't go too awry during this move, but thanks in advance for your patience if they do.

06 Dec 2013 07:38 pm

Request Livestream this Weekend!

On December 14th, 12pm - 3pm, I'll be promoting my Perky Goth comic at Mr. K's Bookstore by handing out free sketches! To practice, I'll be hosting a Request Livestream this Sunday at 4pm (Eastern Time) at this link: http://www.livestream.com/ellennatalie

The stream will last for at least a few hours. If you wish to participate it will be hosted the same way as last time: do NOT post your request in the comments or send me notes-such requests will be ignored. Instead, have a link with an image of your character ready to present in the livestream chat. To avoid spamming in the chat, post your link only ONCE in the chat unless asked otherwise. After each sketch, new links that have been posted (if there are any) will be added to those already collected, and the character to sketch will be chosen by singing lottery. I apologize in advance for this, but it seemed to be the only fair way.

Participants can have more than one request, but to ensure everyone has a fair chance of getting a sketch only one request can be submitted to the lottery at a time. Only after your request has won a lottery may you submit a new link for the next lottery.

As it’s been stated earlier, when selecting an image to present for the lottery keep in mind this stream is practice for creating quick, black and white sketches in a family-friendly store. Images that are provocative or fetish-related won’t be accepted. Trademarked characters and non-fur characters will be accepted. After the stream, all the sketches will be uploaded so you can download a digital copy of your favorites.

I’m testing the equipment/setup to make sure everything runs smoothly, so I apologize if anyone catches weird camera angles. See you guys Sunday!

04 Dec 2013 11:30 am

So Much Cool Stuff is Happening!

Before getting into the great stuff planned for this month, I wanted to thank all you guys concerning the last FE arc! It's always nerve-wracking to post comics with potential flame war topics like religion, but not once here or on any other of FE's social media accounts did I see people arguing or being negative to each other. Once again, you've proven how amazing the FE fans are~way to be awesome!

On to announcements-the December Donation Wallpaper has been posted, and can be purchased above this announcement on the main FE website. For those who aren't aware, each month you can get an official FE wallpaper by donating $1 or more. Once the transaction is finished, simply click the prompt to return to the website. You'll be transferred to the page where you can download a folder with the wallpaper in a variety of sizes. The current wallpaper features Dawn and Brian trimming a tree, the way only they could. ;) If there's characters or sizes you'd like to see featured in future wallpaper collections, don't be afraid to request them!

Another big change to be excited about-I finally, FINALLY was able to purchase a personal laminator! This means commissions will be opening up again later this month, kicking off with a first-time-ever badge special! Keep following news updates for more details.

And the biggest event planned for this month, I'll be giving away free sketches at Mr. K's bookstore in the Johnson City location on the 14th, between 12pm-3pm. More details will be posted next week, but we all know how busy this season gets-so mark your calanders now! If you're not able be in Johnson City on that date, I'm also doing a livestream of requests this weekend for practice. I'll be posting the time and details tomorrow, so start finding your reference pictures!

TL;DR: December Donation Wallpaper is up, commissions are coming back, Livestream this weekend, Free sketches at Johnson City's Mr. K's on the 14th, and you are amazingly awesome.

05 Nov 2013 08:37 pm

It's November Already?

Last month seemed to go by super-fast. Hopefully everyone had a great October! Thanks to everyone who followed my updates in the October Game-it was an amazing challenge. I finally got to draw some comics that had been in my head for awhile, along with collections of work I thought I'd never have time for. My entire month's gallery (along with several other great artists' work) can be found at the official website: http://www.theoctgame.com/artist/view/17

Now that I've proven to myself I do have time for extra projects, a new feature has been added to the FE website~donation wallpapers! Each month, you can get a brand-new, official FE wallpaper simply by donating $1 or more. Once the transaction is finished, simply click the prompt to return to the website. You'll be transferred to the page where you can download a folder with the wallpaper in a variety of sizes. The current wallpaper is a creation from the October Game, and an example is shown above next to the 'Donate' button. If there's characters you'd like to see featured in future wallpapers, don't be afraid to request them!

As always, you guys are all awesome~thanks for your continued support of Furry Experience!

31 Oct 2013 08:40 pm

Happy Halloween!

Due to the holiday, the comic page will be updated on Saturday instead of Friday this week. Hope everyone's having a Halloween filled with friendship and treats!

04 Oct 2013 03:10 pm

October is Lotta Comics Month

October is upon us! It's a time to celebrate the hard work of the summer season and prepare for the coming winter months. FE had a great, productive summer, and it's thanks to all your support~I hope winter's going to be just as much fun!

Settling in Tennessee's been going good, so far. All of our boxes are unpacked, and we've been exploring the local comics community. One of these places is Atomik Comiks in Johnson City. They've got a wide selection of hard-to-find comics, and are now carrying issues of 'Perky Goth' on their shelves! If sales go well, they might be willing to carry my furry themed comics in the future. So if you're in the Tri-City area, check them out!

To celebrate this, and make room for new products, my Etsy store is having a clearance sale of artwork and comics on sale for 30% - 50% off their original price! If you've been eyeing a comic or art piece, it's your last chance to own it. The sale can be found at this link: http://www.komiku.etsy.com/

For upcoming print projects, the FE Side Story 'Ice Queen' is still in the works-the script is finished, and I'm working on character designs and thumbnails. Updates of progress are being posted to the FE Forums ( http://furryexperience.forumotion.com/t373-ice-queen-blog ) If there's in-progress work you'd like to see, now's a great time to request it!

There's also another comic project in the works, but it's top secret at the moment. All I can say is it's something that's been requested a lot, and after some experimentations and research I think it can finally be done. I don't want to get hopes up, so I'm not confirming anything until I'm certain this will work.

And if that wasn't enough comic news, this month I'm participating in the October Game with other local artists! It's a challenge to make one complete work of art a day, for the entire month of October. I'm using this challenge to draw a story I've been wanting to for a long time, doing one comic page a day: "The Golden Windowpanes." My gallery page in the game can be found at this website: http://www.theoctgame.com/artist/view/17

So to recap, this month will have Perky Goth in Atomik Comiks, clearance sale in the Etsy store, Working on Ice Queen, The Golden Windowpanes, and a top secret comic project on top of FE and Imperial G.E.L.F. updates. Will I survive? Only if we clap our hands and believe! ;)

12 Sep 2013 06:19 pm

Sick Days

Sorry about the lack of updates-I've been completely wiped out by a bug and am working to get it out of my system this weekend. However, there's still a way you get your webcomic fix, through a new gem I've found called 'love and capes.'


It puts all romantic comedies to shame. Seriously, none of those movies are as good as this comic.

27 Aug 2013 08:56 pm

Living in Simpler Times

We arrived in Tennessee last week, and now we're working on settling into our new home. There's actual cabinets and drawers in the bathroom! 0.0 What will I do with that space? Hope everyone enjoyed the FE Fan Comic Event while I was traveling! If you missed the event, not to worry-it's been uploaded onto the website's side story page to read for free~

Since we didn't want to take separate cars across the country, my husband and I opted to have our belongings shipped in large moving crates. We had timed our arrival to our new home to coincide with the crate's delivery, but apparently the best laid plans of mice movers oft go astray. Upon our arrival, we found out the the crates had still not left Utah. Fortunately they're now on their way and should be arriving soon.

However, this puts a kink in my comic-making schedule, since the majority of my tools are still packed up. The solution to this-for the next while I'll be making comics completely on my laptop-as opposed to drawing the panels traditionally and scanning them in for inks and colors.

Since this requires me learning skills most digital artists mastered over ten years ago, the next few pages for FE will be a simple arc, showcasing the ambitions, fears and other quirks of one of the comic's most popular characters, Cat. Hopefully by it's completion I will have mastered digital sketching and have my art supplies back. :)

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